Mandibular movements near the maximum intercuspal position were analysed for the location of the mean instantaneous centre of curvature of the interincisal point path. Measurements were performed using a kinesiograph in 28 healthy young adults with sound dentitions and free from temporomandibular joint disorders. The subjects performed habitual open-close cycles at different speeds; opening movements starting from the centric relation occlusion were also analysed. In none of the 28 subjects was the interincisal point path derived from pure rotation movements performed around the intercondylar axis, not even in the first millimetres of motion. Translation and rotation were always combined, and the position of the centre of curvature changed during the motion, showing different characteristics in the open and close movements; these patterns were also dependent upon motion speed. The results show that the hinge axis theory cannot explain the mandibular movements because a pure rotation did not occur around the intercondylar axis.
Open/close movements in the human temporomandibular joint: does a pure rotation around the intercondylar hinge axis exist? / V.F. Ferrario, C. Sforza, A. Miani, G. Tartaglia, G. Serrao. - In: JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION. - ISSN 0305-182X. - 23:6(1996), pp. 401-408.
|Titolo:||Open/close movements in the human temporomandibular joint: does a pure rotation around the intercondylar hinge axis exist?|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2842.1996.tb00871.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|